Ever since Obsidian Entertainment revealed its forthcoming action-RPG The Outer Worlds with a trailer during The Game Awards 2018, plenty of players have been clamoring for as much information about the title as possible and wondering when they will be able to get their hands on a copy. Speaking of the game’s launch, should a recent bit of information posted on SteamDB be accurate, then there’s a chance that The Outer Worlds could be eyeing a release date of August 6, 2019.
On February 22, The Outer Worlds received an update on SteamDB that mentioned the above release date, with the details then being removed shortly thereafter that very day. Despite the fact that the changes were made, the updates to the game’s information can still be viewed on the site, as SteamDB retains a full change log of certain alterations that get made to the details displayed on a given Steam page.
For those unaware, Obsidian Entertainment has only publicly stated that it intends to release The Outer Worlds at some point in 2019, so it must be noted that the aforementioned August 6 launch date should not be seen as an official decree of when the action-RPG is coming out. After all, even if Obsidian had declared a specific date as to when TOW would be available, there’s always the possibility for postponements and delays to crop up.
While the launch date is still yet to be confirmed, it wouldn’t be too outlandish if The Outer Worlds does make its way onto store shelves starting in or around August. As previously stated, Obsidian revealed the game in December 2018, and the eight months or so between then and August should give the development team plenty of time to polish the title to its liking. Again, though, any number of issues could occur during the course of development that could even potentially push the game’s release into 2020.
All things considered, one can only hope Obsidian has a solid idea of exactly when it intends to release to The Outer Worlds to the public, and that gamers looking forward to its launch learn the official release date soon. Until then, players will have to sate their curiosity regarding the title’s content with gameplay videos.
The Outer Worlds is currently scheduled to release at some point in 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.